180 Years of Winemaking

In 2014, the Swan Valley celebrated its 180 year anniversary of winemaking.

The first commercial vintage was released in 1834 by Thomas Waters of Olive Farm and makes the region the oldest in Western Australia and second oldest, behind the Hunter Valley, in Australia.

The region has a strong Croatian and southern Italian heritage and the warm climate produces exceptional wine including chenin blanc, verdelho, shiraz and fortifieds. The region is characterised by many third and fourth generation, family owned wineries, each with its own interesting story.